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Conversations are inspiring Career Retrospectives with preeminent actors who explore the process and profession with an audience of fellow artists. Conversations focus on personal experiences and artistic influences that inform and shape careers; discuss current and past projects; share valuable insights into the craft and industry; and preserve creative legacies.

Presented in Los Angeles, New York and cities nationwide.

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    • Performing Arts
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Conversations are inspiring Career Retrospectives with preeminent actors who explore the process and profession with an audience of fellow artists. Conversations focus on personal experiences and artistic influences that inform and shape careers; discuss current and past projects; share valuable insights into the craft and industry; and preserve creative legacies.

Presented in Los Angeles, New York and cities nationwide.

    Conversations with Holly Hunter (2017)

    Conversations with Holly Hunter (2017)

    A Career Retrospective with Holly Hunter, starring in THE BIG SICK, on November 27, 2017. Moderated by Stacey Wilson Hunt, New York Magazine.

    Hunter has been nominated for four Academy Awards for the films “Broadcast News”, “The Firm,” “The Piano” and “Thirteen.” In 1993, Hunter won the Academy Award and the award for Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival for her performance in “The Piano.”

    Hunter was most recently seen in “The Big Sick.” Other film credits include “The Incredibles,” “Nine Lives,”  “Little Black Book,” "O Brother, Where Art Thou?," “Home For the Holidays,” "Time Code,” “Living Out Loud,” “Raising Arizona,” “Crash” and “A Life Less Ordinary.”

    In 2007, Hunter made her television series debut in TNT’s edgy drama, “Saving Grace” which earned her nominations for two Emmy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and a Golden Globe Award for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series. In 2013, Hunter was seen in the Sundance Channel series “Top of the Lake.” Hunter’s performance garnered her a Screen Actor’s Guild Nomination. She also earned Emmy nominations for her performances in "When Billie Beat Bobby," "Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her,” and "Harlan County War." Hunter was awarded the Emmy for her role as Jane Roe in NBC’s “Roe vs. Wade.” 

    In 2018, Holly will reprise her voice role as Elastigirl in the highly-anticipated Pixar sequel, “The Incredibles 2.”

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Conversations at Home with Frank Langella (2020)

    Conversations at Home with Frank Langella (2020)

    A career retrospective with Frank Langella. Moderated by Adam Lance Garcia.  

    SAG-AFTRA Foundation COVID-19 Fund: The SAG-AFTRA Foundation is currently operating a COVID-19 Relief Fund. The Fund is available to SAG-AFTRA members who are in an emergency financial crisis related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) to cover basic expenses such as rent, mortgage, utilities, medical bills and other essential needs. 

    For information to apply: https://sagaftra.foundation/covid19relief 

    Donations are tax-deductible and 100% of donations support performers in need.

    Give today at: https://sagaftra.foundation/donate

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Conversations at Home with Mark Strong (2020)

    Conversations at Home with Mark Strong (2020)

    A career retrospective with Mark Strong on October 28, 2020. Moderated by Scott Mantz. 

    SAG-AFTRA Foundation COVID-19 Fund: The SAG-AFTRA Foundation is currently operating a COVID-19 Relief Fund. The Fund is available to SAG-AFTRA members who are in an emergency financial crisis related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) to cover basic expenses such as rent, mortgage, utilities, medical bills and other essential needs.

    For information to apply: https://sagaftra.foundation/covid19relief

    Donations are tax-deductible and 100% of donations support performers in need.

    Give today at: https://sagaftra.foundation/donate

    • 49 min
    Conversations with Ann Dowd (2017)

    Conversations with Ann Dowd (2017)

    Career Q&A with Ann Dowd on June 21, 2017.  Moderated by Bruce Fretts, Closer Weekly.  

    ANN DOWD is an award-winning actress widely known for her performance in COMPLIANCE. Her other film credits include CAPTAIN FANTASTIC and COLLATERAL BEAUTY as well as OUR BRAND IN CRISIS, BACHELORETTE, THE DROP, SIDE EFFECTS, THE INFORMANT, MARLEY & ME and “GARDEN STATE.Her television roles include The Handmaid’s Tale and Good Behavior, in addition to her recent work on The Leftovers and Quarry. She has also appeared in Masters of Sex, Olive Kitteridge, The Divide, Freaks and Geeks and Nothing Sacred. She has been seen on Broadway in “The Seagull,” “Taking Sides” and “Candida.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Conversations with Alan Tudyk (2017)

    Conversations with Alan Tudyk (2017)

    Career Q&A with Alan Tudyk on April 5, 2017.  Moderated by Jenelle Riley, Variety.

    Alan Tudyk is a multi-dimensional actor whose credits span throughout stage, film, television and voiceover entertainment platforms. Over the span of his career, his films have garnered over $2 Billion at the Box Office.

    Tudyk is the creator and star of the record breaking web series, “Con Man.”Executive produced by Tudyk, Nathan Fillion and author PJ Haarsma, the series was funded via Indiegogo, resulting in a record-breaking $3.2 million donation which had the support of over 46,000 fans from around the world. The second season of the series debuted on Lionsgate’s Comic-Con HQ on December 8th. Loosely based on Tudyk’s and Fillion’s experiences starring in “Firefly,” “Con Man” centers on the post-show life of ‘Wray Nerely’ (Tudyk), the co-star of “Spectrum,” a sci-fi TV series canceled before its time that later became a cult classic beloved by fans. ‘Wray’s’ best friend, ‘Jack Moore’ (Fillion) starred as the series’ Captain and has gone on to become a major celebrity, while ‘Wray’ continues to struggle to find his big break. While ‘Jack’ enjoys the life of an A-lister, ‘Wray’ is the begrudging guest of sci-fi conventions, comic book store appearances and different pop culture events. The series explores these events and all the crazy and real things that happen behind the scenes in the world of fandom.

    Tudyk has shown audiences wide versatility in numerous television shows and a plethora of feature films. Most recently he co-starred inthe Jay Roach 2015 SAG Award nominated feature “Trumbo,” opposite Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, John Goodman, Louie CK, Michael Stuhlbarg and Stephen Root as well as 2014’s “Welcome to Me” with Kristin Wiig. In 2013, Tudyk co-starred in the well-received Jackie Robinson biopic, “42,” as former Phillies manager ‘Ben Chapman.’ He made his feature film debut in 1998, when he first appeared opposite Robin Williams in “Patch Adams.”

    Tudyk’s role in the Disney’s animated feature, “Wreck it Ralph,” garnered him an Annie Award for his role as ‘King Candy.’ He returned to the recording booth to voice ‘The Duke of Weaselton’ in Disney’s Academy Award-winning “Frozen.” He continued his work with Disney Animation Studios voicing ‘Alister Krei’ in “Big Hero 6” and will reprise his role in the upcoming “Big Hero 6” television series on Disney XD. He can also be heard as ‘Ludo’ and ‘King Butterfly’ on the Disney Channel series, “Star vs. the Forces of Evil,” which had its second season premiere on July 11th. Tudyk has also done voice work for many other features, television shows and video games.

    His film credits also include: “Wonder Boys,” “28 Days,” “A Knight’s Tale,” “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story,” “Death at a Funeral” (the original UK version), “Knocked Up,” “Tucker and Dale vs Evil,” “3:10 to Yuma,” “Serenity,” “Premature,” “Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter,” and “Transformers 3.” Additionally, Tudyk motion performed the lead robot, ‘Sonny,’ in “I, Robot” opposite Will Smith.

    In television, Tudyk was a series regular on the critically acclaimed ABC comedy, “Suburgatory” and he reprised his role in the Netflix revival of “Arrested Development” as ‘Pastor Veal.’ His work on Joss Whedon’s “Firefly,” has been highly lauded by fans and has gained him a strong cult following. Tudyk also appeared in “Strangers with Candy,” “Dollhouse,” “Frasier,” and “Justified.” He also was the host of “Newsreaders,” written and produced by Rob Corddry and David Wain, on Adult Swim.

    Tudyk attended the prestigious Juilliard School in New York and has starred on Broadway opposite Kristin Chenoweth in “Epic Propo

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Conversations with Nia Long (2016)

    Conversations with Nia Long (2016)

    Career retrospective with Nia Long on June 27, 2016. Moderated by Jenelle Riley, Variety.

    Since making her film debut in John Singleton’s Oscar-nominated film, “Boyz In The Hood,” Nia Long continues to cultivate a versatile resume in both film and television.

    On the big screen, Long will can be seen opposite Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele in New Line’s feature comedy “Keanu.” No stranger to box-office success, Long has been a part of three successful film franchises, including the “The Best Man,” for which she earned an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture, and its 2013 follow-up, “The Best Man Holiday,” which earned critical and commercial success. Martin Lawrence’s “Big Momma’s House” and “Big Momma’s House 2” collectively earned over $300 million and earned Long an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture. Additionally, Long co-starred in the Ice Cube family comedies “Are We There Yet?” and “Are We Done Yet,” which spawned the TBS comedy series “Are We There Yet?” Most recently, Long starred in “The Single Moms Club,” which she co-starred with her son Massai, and additional film roles include “Friday,” with Ice Cube and Chris Tucker; “Made in America,” with Whoopi Goldberg; “Love Jones,” which won the Audience Award at Sundance and earned Long an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture; “Soul Food”; “Stigmata”; “The Secret Laughter of Women,” opposite Colin Firth; “Alfie,” with Jude Law; and “Premonition,” with Sandra Bullock.

    She first caught audience’s attention as Will Smith’s love interest on NBC’s “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” which garnered her first NAACP Image Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Long co-starred alongside Vanessa Redgrave, Sharon Stone and Ellen DeGeneres in the Emmy-nominated HBO telefilm “If These Walls Could Talk 2.” The performance earned Long an NAACP Image Award Nomination for Best Actress in a Television Movie. Her portrayal of Officer Sasha Monroe on NBC’s “Third Watch” earned her two NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series. Additional television credits include recurring roles on “Judging Amy” and “Boston Legal.” Most recently, Long starred in the political thriller “The Divide,” from director Tony Goldwyn and writer Richard LaGravenese, and appeared on Showtime’s “House of Lies,” which earned Long an NAACP Image Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

    Behind the camera, the actress made her directorial debut on Ashanti’s music video “Baby,”the third single from her platinum-selling debut album, “Ashanti.” Additionally, Long directed the music video for platinum-selling gospel artist Yolanda Adams’ single “This Too Shall Pass,” from the #1 selling gospel album, “Day By Day.” Continuing her work behind the camera, she is currently developing a feature film that centers on renowned world champion boxer and trainer Ann Wolfe.

    In addition to her film and television work, Long’s passion lies in supporting her community. With her family roots in Trinidad, she aims to be the liaison between the youth in the United States and on the island of Trinidad. In 2013, Long was a vocal proponent to the Barack Obama reelection campaign and has remained active in supporting women’s rights, education and affordable healthcare.

    A Brooklyn native, Long resides in Los Angeles with her two sons and fiancée, Ime Udoka, assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs.

    • 1 hr 32 min

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